LaVar Ball says a lot of things. He said he could beat Michael Jordan in his prime one-on-one, he said his oldest son Lonzo would be better than Stephen Curry, and he said that his three sons would make the NBA. That has finally happened with his son, LiAngelo signing with the Pistons.
It looks like LaVar Ball may have finally gotten the last laugh.
The Ball family patriarch proved the power of manifestation Wednesday, after his son, LiAngelo Ball, signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons. The contract means that all three of his sons are now on an NBA roster, a feat that he’s been speaking into existence for years.
LiAngelo Ball is signing a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 2, 2020
The Ball brothers got one step closer to accomplishing the feat afer LaMelo Ball was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the third overall pick during this year’s draft. Although this made LaVar the first parent to have two sons drafted in the top 5 of their respective draft class, his mission wasn’t complete.
LiAngelo’s signing might be the biggest example of LaVar betting on himself and his children. After he was arrested while playing for UCLA for shoplifting in China, LaVar pulled LiAngelo out of school. He then vowed that both LiAngelo and LaMelo would join Lonzo in the NBA without the NCAA system. While Lonzo and ‘Melo were highly touted prospects, LiAngelo had to take the road less traveled. Like his younger brother, he played overseas before getting a shot in the G League. Through earning his keep, he worked himself into a position where he’s now able to fulfill his father’s dream with the Pistons.
After proving to be something of an oracle, NBA fans took to Twitter to praise LaVar for completing the trifecta.
All three Ball brothers are in the NBA
Lonzo – Pelicans
LiAngelo – Pistons
LaMelo – Hornets
Can’t hate on LaVar Ball for setting his family up for success ?? pic.twitter.com/05UsgLCnrj
— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) December 2, 2020
I think it’s time for EVERYBODY including myself to give Lavar Ball is Damn Flowers right now. A lot people doubted him and talked down on how he did things with his children and my God did he prove the doubters wrong!!! #Respect
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) December 2, 2020
LaVar Ball really raised 3 NBA players, two of them being top 5 picks.
Give that man his flowers for being a great father. https://t.co/6ecbE2vsLa
— Rob // sad Houston Sports fan (@Hou5ton4L) December 2, 2020
Now that LiAngelo Ball was signed we need Lavar back on First Take pic.twitter.com/6CZz10Eneh
— Not a banwagon Warriors fan (@NotBanwagon) December 2, 2020
Lavar Ball after all his sons are in the NBA, mans got all the infinity stones now pic.twitter.com/TkTrjx5HfA
— DailySportsDosage (@SportsDsd) December 2, 2020
LaVar Ball pulling up to the sperm bank to try and sell his juice for 10 million a pop: pic.twitter.com/J8W8vyNaUP
— Rosa Parks’ Burner Account (@Rosasburner) December 2, 2020
Lavar Ball After Liangelo Ball Gets Signed To The Pistons To Finally have all 3 Ball Brothers in the NBA pic.twitter.com/Gj6kwFFC7k
— ? Teezy (@mydrumhold100) December 2, 2020
No LaVar Ball slander will be tolerated.. Guy had a plan & literally executed it to perfection.. https://t.co/X58t6VpLTC
— J.Jones?™ (@YouAintReady_) December 2, 2020
How Lavar Ball looking at the haters pic.twitter.com/n9nSMKZbmt
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) December 2, 2020
Love him or hate him, you have to give respect to LaVar for his belief in his boys and for the coaching he has done. You don’t get three sons into the NBA by accident. Well done Big Baller.